The Church of England is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church communities.
At St Barnabas, Cray we seek to provide effective safeguarding training for our staff and volunteers, support, advice and policies, so that children, young people and vulnerable adults are safe from abuse in the life of the Church and their well-being is enhanced. Protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of us all, whether they are in the communities in which we live or part of our Christian family.
All of those who work with children, young people or vulnerable adults in our church undertake a thorough checking process, culminating in a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which is renewed every five years.
Our Safeguarding Officer is Sue Proctor and if you have any concerns regarding a child or adult of a safeguarding nature, please contact Sue on 07710263425 or our Vicar the Rev'd Neil Coleman on 01689831597.
Alternatively you can contact either the Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Greg Barry on 01634 560000 or 07585 952174 or by email: email@example.com or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Caroline Smith on 07768 036590 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Anthony Glockling or 07825 315748 or by email: email@example.com
More information on safeguarding can be found on the Rochester Diocese website: https://rochester.anglican.org/safeguarding/ or the Church of England website https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
If you would prefer to talk to an independent support service, instead of the safeguarding contacts provided by our church or diocese then please contact Safe Spaces.
Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal, and safe space for anyone who has been abused by someone in the Church or as a result of their relationship with the Church of England, the Catholic Church in England and Wales or the Church in Wales.
Helpline: 0300 303 1056
Monday to Friday: 09:00-21:00
Or by webchat via their website which can be accessed using the following link www.safespacesenglandandwales.org.uk